Friday, June 28, 2013

Nadhim Zahawi proposes amnesty for illegal immigrants - to boost the Tory vote


Nadhim Zahawi was hand-picked by Conservative Campaign HQ for the safe seat of Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of David Cameron's 'brand decontamination' strategy. He was actively promoted and advanced to the detriment of other potential candidates, and championed by those who had influence over the selection process. Some strong candidates who wanted to apply for the seat were prevented from doing so: their CVs were filtered out by CCHQ, which deemed them somehow 'unsuitable'.

Mr Zahawi has now called for a 'seismic' shift in immigration policy - to grant an amnesty to all illegal immigrants, which, he says, makes sense economically and politically. By the latter, he means that these illegal immigrants would then be more likely to vote Conservative (the party has a problem attracting votes among minority groups). Stratford-upon-Avon, incidentally, doesn't have much of a problem with illegal aliens.

Mr Zahawi told The Independent: "We shouldn't be afraid to think outside our comfort zone. Our failure to appeal to ethnic minorities should send loud alarm bells ringing in Downing Street and Central Office. Unless we act now this electoral penalty will only get worse."

The Conservative Party won just 16 per cent of the non-white vote in the 2010 general election.

Frankly, His Grace is of the view that ethnic minorities are more likely to vote Conservative when the party advocates the economic values and socially-conservative views of those who tend to be Muslim and Sikh especially. And that includes the belief that hard work and thrift lead to financial reward and social progress, and marriage consists of a man and a woman, in pursuit of and in accordance with the common good of wider society.

The proposal to grant an amnesty to illegal immigrants risks undermining public confidence in the entire immigration system, which is already in crisis. According to a study by the LSE, there are around 618,000 illegal immigrants in the UK, of which 442,000 live in London. To naturalise them all would simply send the message that Britain is open - wide open - to anyone who wants to get out of Delhi, Lagos or Kingston. What would be the point of painstakingly filling in all the legal forms if the illegal method eventually leads to the promised land flowing with the milk of benefits and the honey of free housing, education and healthcare?

No doubt the likes of Nadhim Zahawi will view those Tories who oppose his absurd idea as the 'swivel-eyed loons'. We might even be 'xenophobes' or 'racists'. The message 'Go back to your own country' has become socially and politically unacceptable, and where it is entertained - as in the outrageous case of Abu Qatada - we are powerless to enforce it.

Spain has had six amnesties, and each one has served only to encourage further illegal immigration. Nadim Zahawi says he wants to win Tory votes: true Conservatives will see the proposal as a fundamental injustice. Let us not forget that this Government opposes granting citizenship to the Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who helped Allied forces in their military objectives. Even the Gurkhas have been rejected.

If we cannot honour those immigrants who not only abide by the rule of law but fight side-by-side with us in defence of our liberties and values, where is the moral justification for rewarding illegal aliens who care not a jot for our laws, customs or traditions?

62 Comments:

Blogger Brother Ivo said...

There is a strong whiff of Obama-mania in this idea.

What could possibly go wrong?

28 June 2013 at 11:35  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Your Grace says

"Frankly, His Grace is of the view that ethnic minorities are more likely to vote Conservative when the party advocates the economic values and socially-conservative views of those who tend to be Muslim and Sikh especially. And that includes the belief that hard work and thrift lead to financial reward and social progress, and marriage consists of a man and a woman, in pursuit of and in accordance with the common good of wider society."
Then why are they not doing so or are Labour doing this but Tories are not? Hardly.

The answer why they vote for a n other...

The last Labour government has shown that painstakingly filling in all the legal forms is not necessary and voting for them will lead to the promised land flowing with the milk of benefits and the honey of free housing, education and healthcare for more of their ilk!!

Your humble but forthright communicant

E S Blofeld

28 June 2013 at 12:12  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

where is the moral justification for rewarding illegal aliens who care not a jot for our laws,customs or traditions?

Absolutely none.

Even proposing something like this, news will travel around the world to reach every third world chancer faster than shit through a goose and encourage even more to beat the amnesty deadline.

This idea must be slammed down now.

28 June 2013 at 12:24  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

There is one solution. The amnesty goes ahead and they all go one a one way ticket to the far side of the moon. That'll solve the illegal immigration problem. Whilst we are at it we could ship the welfare dependents, Jihadists and other irritating folk there as well. Better than spending £100 billion on that gowd awful HS3 train and toll roads.

28 June 2013 at 12:32  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Why the tories will lose the votes from the elderly most likely to vote at any elections as opposed to fickle youth...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10147246/Men-can-be-wives-and-women-husbands-as-Government-overrules-the-dictionary.html

Please remember this all happened on the Tory watch.

The only good thing this conservative party has got going for it is that it was not they but Balls and Milliband who were the clowns at the wheel during the catastrophe of 2007-08 and we, the greys, are not short on memory for who was to blame but this is cold comfort for a Conservative HQ that classes us as swivel eyed loons. Perhaps the revenge of the greys will await them at the 2015 election.

E S Blofeld

28 June 2013 at 12:39  
Blogger IanCad said...

Mr Zahawi is a man to whom much respect is due. However, for him to allow himself to be placed at the fore of the CP immigration policy is foolishness in the extreme.

We can expect such naivete from Cameron but for such a bright and successful man, as Mr Zahawi surely is, to become the principal recruiting agent of UKIP must require a reassessment of his worth.

28 June 2013 at 12:50  
Blogger Jay Bee said...

There is no moral justification for this despicable proposal. It's blatant political opportunism and a convenient way of sweeping an intractable problem under the carpet.

28 June 2013 at 13:19  
Blogger David Hussell said...

A crazy, immoral idea, destructive of the rule of law which will serve only to encourage yet more law breaking , especially illegal immigration. Do these people have no judgement or moral discernment ?

28 June 2013 at 14:18  
Blogger James Reade said...

"Spain has had six amnesties, and each one has served only to encourage further illegal immigration."

Isn't it always interesting how when someone from the other side of the political divide casually uses some empiricism like this, they are told they are comparing apples and oranges?

Spain is really similar to the UK and hence that comparison is really, really valid (can you detect the sarcasm?). There's a very poor entire continent over just a few miles of sea for starters, which we obviously have, too. If we also had an amnesty, they'd all just keep on going an extra 2000 miles, wouldn't they, because everyone knows (well, the Daily Mail does) how much of a "light touch" the UK is. Hmmmm.

28 June 2013 at 14:34  
Blogger James Reade said...

"If we cannot honour those immigrants who not only abide by the rule of law but fight side-by-side with us in defence of our liberties and values, where is the moral justification for rewarding illegal aliens who care not a jot for our laws, customs or traditions?"

Nothing like another whole load of presumptuous, baseless, groundless assertion to base policy on, eh?

How do you know all illegal immigrants don't care for our laws, customs or traditions?

Have you thought it might because they don't satisfy the points scheme for the particular jobs our UKBA decides are worthy of scoring points? Perhaps because they just don't have the funds to stump up thousands for each additional visa they need to buy from our UKBA?

No, guessed you didn't.

28 June 2013 at 14:36  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

Nadim Zahawi, a legal alien who cares ‘not a jot for our laws, customs or traditions’. A foretaste of what we can expect when the British become an ethnic minority.

28 June 2013 at 14:42  
Blogger bluedog said...

Your Grace, your communicant is seized with a thought that will enormously increase the Conservative vote - deport the illegals.

Oh wait, Dave won't do it, but Farage almost certainly will.

28 June 2013 at 14:44  
Blogger Drastic Plastic said...

Another immigrant calling for, what, more immigration?

The excuses change but the song remains the same.

28 June 2013 at 15:38  
Blogger The Explorer said...

James Reade @ 14:36

"How do you know all illegal immigrants don't care for our laws...?"

I can't speak for ALL of them, but - as a generality - if they cared for our laws, would they be illegal?

28 June 2013 at 15:47  
Blogger Nick said...

It seems Cameron is despaerate to try any underhand tactic to replace the votes he is rapidly losing because of his disastrous and undemocratic policies.

Come on Dave, you can probably go a bit further, and earn the votes of a few more dodgy characters. Release all the prisoners. Legalise prostitution and drug dealing (charging VAT of course). There's probably a potential source of votes among the polygamists and paedos too if you play your cards right.

It seems that everything that man does is in his own best interests but never in the interests of Britain.

28 June 2013 at 15:56  
Blogger John Thomas said...

In the last few weeks, you could have got the idea that Cameron is just beginning to learn his lesson, see where he has made mistakes, and just where his mistakes have led him ... but if you did get that idea, clearly you were quite wrong.

28 June 2013 at 15:58  
Blogger David Hussell said...

I muse, that when the indigenous British become an ethnic minority, perhaps in about 60 years time if the present trajectory holds, will the law be changed to grant them protected status, one wonders ? The ethnic French may beat us there. Assuming that such demographic assumptions hold, it's the same time away as WW2 is behind us, so some of today's young people would still be around. It's an intriguing thought.

28 June 2013 at 16:03  
Blogger The Explorer said...

James Reade @ 14:36

Have I got the gist of your argument right: it's our laws that are (or should be) illegal, not the immigrants?

28 June 2013 at 16:10  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

Nick 15:56 said
“Come on Dave, you can probably go a bit further, and earn the votes of a few more dodgy characters. Release all the prisoners. Legalise prostitution and drug dealing (charging VAT of course). There's probably a potential source of votes among the polygamists and paedos too if you play your cards right.”

Don't give the Tories any more ideas Nick, they fight dirty already and people must see this.

There are though some sane members of the party on the back benches who have come up with 40 Bills of common sense which seem as though they care about something other than themselves.

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2013/06/the-alternative-queens-speech-the-full-list-of-40-rebel-bills.html

28 June 2013 at 17:09  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

The Tories don't know what crackpot idea to come up with next, this takes some beating though. Anything not to focus on improving the economy and supporting enterprise and invention. Nadhim Zahawi clearly has lost the plot. His Grace is absolutely right in what he says today.

Indeed why bother to have an immigration department at all then. let em all in,give em the damn lot. Let's drop to their level and live like primitive beings again. As long as Nadhim keeps his luxury lifestyle eh!

28 June 2013 at 17:10  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Your Grace,
Mr Zahawi told The Independent: Unless we act now this electoral penalty will only get worse.
Should our MP's act with integrity to do that which is right for the country or is it ok for them to do that which will get them elected regardless?

28 June 2013 at 17:21  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Stratford-upon-Avon may not have a problem with illegals but Reading does. And a recent swoop of gardens in that place by drones detected a massive hidden city of illegal shed dwellings with rent of apparently around £100 a week per head. The ‘proprietors’ of these said dwellings being themselves of non British stock. That’s how these types did it in the old country. A bit of illegal money making and the turning of blind eyes by native officials for a small consideration. That’s exactly what they are doing here too now that they have British passports and are permanently resident. We are already seeing a decrease in integrity in British commercial life thanks to the sons of non British types – the Pharmacy / NHS pricing scam being the latest, but all that is another story which perhaps Cranmer may cover in the future.

Anyway, let’s go back to our sheds. With them empty and their former residents now in B&B courtesy the hard pressed British tax payer (remember those types, who actually live here lawfully), their owners may find the time to tart them up with a bit of paint here and there and some hastily erected breeze blocks plastered, maybe. Ready for the inevitable arrival of the next load of illegals who have already landed on these shores.

28 June 2013 at 17:50  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Conservatism used to be a spirit. You’d find this spirit everywhere in this kingdom. It was such an effective force, that when local constituencies were allowed to elect their own prospective parliamentary candidate, and on election, they’d all meet up at Westminster and gel. Now, when the central office places people, unknowns a lot of them, you get this kind of rot. A conservative putting forward an International Socialist policy.

Why is it that Johnny Come Lately needs a free ride to Westminster anyway ? Surely if he’s such a conservative and talented, he should work in his constituency and serve his time, and then put himself up selection, ALONG WITH EVERYBODY ELSE, including those who have the misfortune to be born white. Let the best be chosen, none other.

All this doesn’t go unnoticed by voters, you know. It rankles and it only takes one grievous error like gay marriage and the voter has gone. Walked out of what’s left of the conservatives and onto UKIP.







28 June 2013 at 17:52  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...



The communicant James Reade is an interesting animal, what !

To find views like his, say forty years ago, you would have to visit the Communist Party of Great Britain. As far as this man knows, they were the only people trying to undermine white society then, with dismantling of all border controls. An essential part of International Socialism you see. If you move the piss poor from their dust holes in one part of the world to here, you have an army of eager revolutionaries to one day finish the job and take over the capitalist society you abhor yet just can’t find it in you to make that one way trip to the Soviet Union.

One suspects Reade is not a Communist Party member and never has been. He’s just part of the ‘modern society’ Cameron and Clegg are giving us…





28 June 2013 at 18:02  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

Goodness! My head is spinning. So many innovations in so short a space of time. I'm not sure now whether my Lord is my husband or my wife, or whether my Lord is in fact my Lady...Now it seems those here illegally are to be taken lovingly to the bosom of Tory Central Office and forgiven for their sin of omission (omitting to get the right paperwork and sneak across the border, that is). Methinks I have slipped from the pages of Trollope and into Mr. Carroll's Looking Glass...

28 June 2013 at 18:34  
Blogger Roy said...

Changing our immigration laws to buy the votes of immigrants is a form of corruption. The British government is supposed to govern in the interests of the British people, including, of course, non-white British people (but not people who do not identify with this country and simply happen to have British passports).

There may be legitimate arguments for an amnesty for illegal immigrants but "detoxifying" the Conservative Party is certainly not one of them.

If the Conservatives adopt this policy simply because they think it is in their party's interest that will be yet another reason for not voting Conservative at the next general election.

28 June 2013 at 18:51  
Blogger Roy said...

Can't the Stratford upon Avon Conservative association show some guts and de-select Nadhim Zahawi on the grounds that his loyalty to this country seems questionable?

28 June 2013 at 18:58  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

I say chaps, it’s time to destroy the Conservative party. Best way that can be achieved is through UKIP fielding a candidate in EVERY constituency.

What say you Archbishop. When a product no longer does what it says on the tin, you discard it, right ?

28 June 2013 at 19:17  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

According to a study by the LSE, there are around 618,000 illegal immigrants in the UK, of which 442,000 live in London.?


”The country could be home to almost 900,000 “irregular migrants”…

… MP Frank Field – the co-chairman of cross-party group Balanced Migration – said: “If this estimate comes from the European Commission which advocates migration, just think what the true level must be...

...Euro MP, Gerard Batten of Ukip said: “This is an astonishing number and if that was the scale of the problem in 2008 what on earth will it be like now?...”



The outlook is likely to be even worse if one considers the educational, health and skill standards likely to be held by these deperados. If prospective migrants applied via the legal route we would no doubt have welcomed them but this lot don’t. The Conservative Party must be off its rocker if they think this motley proposal will enhance either the voting base or the skill levels of our national workforce.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/365637/Scandal-of-UK-s-863-000-illegal-immigrants-one-in-four-of-the-EU-s-total

28 June 2013 at 19:18  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Well if you ask me it seems Britain is quite a popular destination for illegal immigrants. They flock here to escape war, poverty, famine, the failures of what passes for their states. All this whilst we waste money on the international development budget- 1% of our GDP, which is spent on buying BMW's for the elites who enrich themselves, whilst the peasants starve.

The compromise and dare I say it the Christian answer is quite simple; we offer those countries a chance to rejoin the British Empire as colonies. Then they won't need to come to Britain, we will go to them and govern the places properly, it is a win win all round.

28 June 2013 at 19:35  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

There must be two Zahawis. One favours an amnesty and the other one scorns it:

4.4 Immigration
We must do more to ensure that illegal immigrants are deported.

28 June 2013 at 19:37  
Blogger IanCad said...

Roy,

Most of us on this blog howl and moan but offer little in terms of a solution.
Absolutely deselect the dude.
UKIP is not an option.

28 June 2013 at 19:39  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Damn interesting idea Lavendon, but those countries have an idea of statehood. Though it must be added that it’s only the politicians who run this place who haven’t.

We must not forget that many of our beloved illegals are criminals on the run. Rapists for example...

One must go back to killing the Conservative party. It needs to be hit on the head by a large shovel from behind. Had that idea from a ‘Psycho’ sequel. A jolly good film !

28 June 2013 at 19:45  
Blogger Jay Bee said...

Johnny R@19:37

Well spotted. Thanks for that revelation.

28 June 2013 at 20:02  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

Nice one JR

Who'd a thought it eh - a politician with a forked tongue!

28 June 2013 at 20:24  
Blogger Nick said...

Inspector said:

"One must go back to killing the Conservative party"

Strong stuff Inspector. Though, I think the Conservative party is killing itself anyway, thereby saving us the trouble of putting it out of our misery. As Cameron introduces more and more treachorous policies, his remaining supporters will start looking for the emergency exit.


Cameron is probably the best Prime Minister Labour ever produced. I certainly have a soft spot for him. It's called a peat bog

28 June 2013 at 20:54  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Jay Bee (8:02) and Dreadnaught (8:24)—The ease with which politicians can do an about turn never ceases to depress me. Zahawi talks about doing what is right for his constituency; treating his constituents with a degree of respect on an important issue like immigration would be a good place to start. The big three parties, from the top all the way down to backbenchers like Zahawi, take us for fools. With any luck, the fools will have the last laugh by kicking the big three in the ballots.

28 June 2013 at 20:59  
Blogger Peter D said...

Okay, agreed, it is a daft and very 'unBritish' idea. However, let's not be unfair to the chap.

Zahawi's family fled Iraq during Saddam Hussein's rise to power. A rise to power the West were complicit in. Imagine being a Kurd in that regime.

And he did serve his time as a Conservative Party member. He was an aide to Jeffrey Archer during the "Simple Truth" campaign to help Kurdish victims of the Gulf War and he ran Archer's unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of London in 1998. He was also a Conservative Councillor in Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006, and stood as a candidate at Erith and Thamesmead in 1997, coming second to Labour.

I'd say the Conservative needs MP's like this - just not these ideas.

28 June 2013 at 21:31  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Nick, leaving what is now the Conservative party behind after all these years when it wasn’t is rather like a Liverpudlian who has made a success of themselves and moved well away from Liverpool. “I really love the place where I was born, and every couple of years I get the urge to go back and visit. One day, I will”

28 June 2013 at 21:43  
Blogger Nick said...

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28 June 2013 at 21:47  
Blogger David Hussell said...

When a nation state fails to protect its borders, which is the most basic and primary of its functions, you know that it is failing.

All three of the "main" parties are morally corrupt and do not serve the interests of British people. Vote Ukip for a fresh start, the party of patriots which works for the interests of all those who love British values and British success.

28 June 2013 at 21:57  
Blogger Peter D said...

I always admired Archer's politics. Is that wrong of me?

Sex - the downfall of many. Archer paid for sex with a prostitute.
Archer sued the Daily Star, lied under oath and in 2000 was charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice and sent to prison for 4 years.

Has he ever been convicted of any crimes of fraud?

As for Euripides and: "One can judge a man by the company he keeps", I seem to recall the Pharisees saying something very similar about Christ.

28 June 2013 at 22:09  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Your Grace,
I have heard from the undergrowth that the hundred or so MP's that voted against SSM are gathering to resign the whip if the SSM Bill is sent for Royal Assent.
Since they consider those who followed Cameron’s suicide Bill as no longer being true Tories, they feel justified in destroying the Coalition.

29 June 2013 at 00:04  
Blogger malpas said...

Perhaps there could be an arrangement for WASPs to mass migrate to some other part of the world,
Thus leaving the UK and its politicians to have the 'rainbow' they yearb for.
Australia might be a good place but already they are playing the diversiry game there. So maybe should hurry.

29 June 2013 at 03:11  
Blogger Preacher said...

Well it seems to me that having tied the rope around his neck, Cameron is about to jump of the chair.
If he thinks that this charade can win him the next election.
It was reported in the week that the respective Sikh & Muslim leaders were dismayed at his determined frenzied attempts to push through his SSM bill.
Having fought to silence those who disagree with him, including many members of his own party,it appears that he is about to complete his suicidal premiership & take his party & coalition friends with him by courting a group that will have no truck with his policies & will not be cowed by threats of being non PC.
If the Conservative party don't rid themselves of this pariah, the only solution is to abandon him to his fate & stand for UKIP at the next election. Failure to do so will mean loss of their seats & the awful prospect of another five years of Labour ineptitude for the rest of us.

29 June 2013 at 12:20  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

When ‘welcoming’ illegals into the country, remember this. They are not us, and behave differently to us. A good example is Birmingham, home to a large colony of Jamaican gangsters and their descendants. Gun shots are heard somewhere in Birmingham nightly. Repeat, nightly.

29 June 2013 at 12:36  
Blogger LEN said...

Perhaps the Government are being ultra clever on this one and hope to flush out all the illegal immigrants and arrest them at poling stations instead of combing the Country for them?.

(No I don`t think so either)

29 June 2013 at 16:26  
Blogger Peter D said...

You might just be onto something there, Len!

Offer each illegal immigrant amnesty and a £5000 'naturalisation' payment, on condition they come forward to a certain place at a certain time. Round them and send them home.

Mind, it would be unethical, being based on deception, but sometimes one has to fight fire with fire.

29 June 2013 at 18:43  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

England is full up. Too many people here as it is. Must be a few hundred thousand on housing waiting lists, and they are Britons, and we are supposed to reward cunning types who arrive or overstay here and damn well know they shouldn’t be here. Doesn't make sense. They are neither wanted nor needed. The Inspector doesn’t want them here, and very much doubts more than a handful who read this site do.

These people take jobs by being paid less than the minimum rate. Shame on them !

Send them home, whatever the cost. Works out cheaper in end, before they bring in their oft deadbeat family members to leach off the rest of us...

29 June 2013 at 19:16  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Inspector 18:02
Over forty years ago Tory ladies in big hats were giving speeches in places like Eastbourne on just how much Britain needed to import workers from the Commonwealth countries of India and Pakistan.

30 June 2013 at 17:08  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

One thinks not Manfarang. Forty years ago tory ladies in big hats were whispering to each other how brace Enoch was to voice the concerns that couldn’t be spoken of, at least in public...

30 June 2013 at 17:27  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

"brave"

30 June 2013 at 17:28  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

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30 June 2013 at 22:59  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Dash it Manfrang,

As usual you are a mystical eastern mystery; a vegetarian living in Siam, but who knows about Eastbourne and Tory ladies... but who is the attractive native Lady that graces that magazine which you advertise on your weblog?

30 June 2013 at 23:07  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Lord Lavendon
Lets take a stroll along the the front to Holywell.We can drop in at the Grand for some tea and cucnmber sandwiches-a bit expensive I'm afraid.
I will point out where the MP Sir Charles Taylor lived.The poor chap's wife had a bit of a drink problem.
We could also look at where Eric Blair(George Orwell)went to school and top it off with a drink at the Red Lion (of Animal Farm fame).There is a good Thai restaurant nearby.
The lady on the magazine is its owner.

1 July 2013 at 06:06  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Inspector
The Tory party was once the party of Empire and as such the people of the Empire were regarded as brothers and sisters.These were the sentiments expressed as I well remember.
Enoch Powell was eventually sent packing from South Down.

2 July 2013 at 03:37  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Absolutely Manfarang, that’s how it was. Although, it might be more accurate to have assigned the term ‘mothers’ to the peoples of the empire to the more matronly of them. If you are able to recall this by personal experience, well done Sir !

But it did change when the British were, {AHEM} shall we say ‘asked’ to leave the colonies. A certain mind-set of indignation set in, and once family members were no longer involved in administration of the Empire, previous sentiments of concern these dear ladies possessed largely went too...

2 July 2013 at 18:59  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Manafrang/Inspector

As I've advocated on these pages, the world would be 'better off' if we restored the British Empire and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. I doubt we'd have half of the starvation and poverty.

And Manafrang, in respect of the magazine on your weblog,I was hoping you'd say something along the lines of 'that is Mrs Manafrang', so we could all congratulate you on a good catch...

2 July 2013 at 21:23  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Excellent point about starvation and want Lavendon, old fellow. When the British left, they left an organisation behind that merely required local types stepping in. Unless the Inspector is mistaken, the only colony where this happened to the greater extent was what is now India. Africa was an awful failure. At the end of the last century, it was said that the average Joe Negro was better off in 1960 than then.

Manfarang. An Inspector regrets he can’t remember where you are broadcasting from. Is it Singapore by chance ?



2 July 2013 at 22:06  
Blogger david kavanagh said...

Inspector/Lord Lavendon,

Iraq and Rhodesia are also examples of post colonial 'failures'....

2 July 2013 at 22:15  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Lord Lavendon
I am afraid you will have to content yourself with pictures from the Siamese Cat Society of the British Empire.
Inspector
I am living in a place that was never colonised.

3 July 2013 at 17:33  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Manfarang, I am living in a place that was never colonised.

Never mind old chap. The Inspector doesn’t think any less of you for that, you know...

3 July 2013 at 18:44  

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